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MSCI BlogBanks, ESG and Nonperforming Loans During Covid-19
Have banks with stronger ESG risk management practices been more financially resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic? We look at the asset quality, profitability and capitalization of banks around the world.
MSCI BlogCorporate ESG Disclosure: A Health & Safety Case Study
How good a job are corporations doing in disclosing ESG policies and data to investors and other stakeholders? We took an in-depth look at reporting of health & safety disclosures. Our findings confirmed some common assumptions and upended others.
MSCI BlogScope 3 Carbon Emissions: Seeing the Full Picture
How can investors identify emissions throughout the value chain of companies in their portfolios? We explain what these “Scope 3” emissions are, why they are so important and what actions investors can take as they seek to manage resulting risks.
MSCI BlogAssessing Company Alignment with UN SDGs
Five years ago, the United Nations adopted 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an effort to end extreme poverty, reduce inequity and protect the planet by 2030. Using a new tool, we examine whether companies are walking the walk.
MSCI BlogIdentifying Emerging “Hot Spots” for Physical Risk in the US
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of physical climate risks such as extreme temperatures, tropical cyclones, torrential rainfall and flooding. Our map identifies emerging climate risk hotspots in the U.S.
MSCI BlogESG in Mexico: At a Fork in the Road?
Mexican companies’ ESG risk-mitigation practices have come a long way over the past decade, but there has been some slippage over the past two years. We examine the current status and why investors may want to pay attention.
MSCI BlogIs There a Green-to-Brown Premium?
As investors evaluate the possible reallocation of capital around the transition toward a low-carbon future, we analyzed the characteristics and performance of “green” versus “brown” companies. Was there evidence of a “green-to-brown premium”?
MSCI BlogCorporate Bonds Through a Factor and ESG Lens
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on how companies manage cash flows and liquidity. Bond investors face the possibility of increased leverage, rating downgrades and defaults. Can factors and ESG metrics shed light on these risks?
MSCI BlogManaging Climate Risk in Equity Portfolios: A Case Study
Institutional investors are increasingly focused on mitigating their climate-related risks. How could a “typical” active global equity manager have managed these exposures without disturbing the portfolio’s risk and return characteristics?
MSCI BlogUp in Smoke? Brazil’s Wildfires May Affect Bond Spreads
Clearing Brazilian forests to make way for agriculture may spur a backlash to soy and beef producers if purchasers impose deforestation-free rules. What are the potential implications for debt of affected companies and for Brazilian sovereign debt?